Whitworth Senior Scholarship Awards
The Whitworth Senior Scholarship Awards were established to offer an enhanced level of financial reward for postgraduate research.
The awards are to assist engineers who are intending to do research and are planning to embark on postgraduate degree study for a PhD or EngD degree.
Sir Joseph Whitworth and Whitworth Scholars
In 1868 Sir Joseph Whitworth founded these engineering scholarships associated in his name, under the trusteeship of the minister of public instruction. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers the present trustee offers scholarship awards from the Whitworth Scholarship Trust Fund for the length of an engineering degree level programme; in the case of part-time study the scholarship award is provided on a pro-rata basis.
At the satisfactory completion of the degree level programme, each award holder will be in titled to use the title Whitworth Scholar with designatory letters 'Wh.Sch'. The title has been borne by many distinguished engineers including 13 Presidents of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Consequently, the prestige of the award is extremely high. It marks young engineers who are expected to be high achievers in their subsequent careers.